Karen Lee Andrews has reconnected with her guitar, hitting new strides and a unique style, which can only be described as Oceanic Blues. And now this commanding woman of soul is back with her original music and her EP “Far From Paradise” to set stages alight. The depths of her voice unlimited, she is already a fast festival favourite. Karen has that rare gift to communicate the unspeakable.
Oceanic Blues is the newest sub-genre of the Blues. Oceania’s narrative tradition and the introduction of American Blues, Soul and Gospel since the 1960s, has shaped this distinctive style. The roots of the sound are gritty guitar, glowing valves, lush tremolo and deep reverb in a distinctively fluid Oceanic expression. This sound carries the mood and tones of Oceania expressed in rich, warm vocal tones.
Karen Lee Andrews debuts her new sound and EP “Far from Paradise”. This EP mines the vibrant blues and soul at the heart of her musical heritage.
Andrews mostly tours as a formidable trio, teaming up with Yanya Boston on drums and Adam Ventoura on bass – two exceptional musicians. Each musician is outstanding in his or her own right, but the dynamic of the group is exhilarating to witness! The trio delivers a classic hard-hitting blues rock.